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Thread: Exit Interview: I'm Retiring from Collecting Canseco and Selling Out

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    Thank you guys! To say the first 24 hours after "going public" with the information has been a whirlwind. I ended up spending from Saturday evening all the way until late last night, fielding questions and taking orders.

    Here is one of my favorite requests: ThoseBackPages wrote me saying he wanted to purchase my 1986 Donruss Highlights PSA 10, but on one condition. I had to sign it directly on the case. On the front. In green. Here it is!



    Topps sketch artist Mike James reached out saying the following, which I got a kick out of:



    Out of all the hundreds of people that reached out to me over various platforms, it has been really positive and I've loved it. It is truly amazing at how many people are struggling with this "cardboard addiction" thing though. I am truly floored.

    I have a LOT of work ahead of me today. Lots of things to pack up. It will be bittersweet. Bitter because I'm having to ship them out, but sweet because it'll be fun digging them out and enjoying them one last time.

    While there are a large volume of pieces I need to pack up today, it was really only a drop in the bucket. I have TONS more to go! If I can get everything wrapped up before mail gets here, I'll take a pic of the packages just to further document the journey. Documenting is good therapy for me. Breathe, Tanner. Breathe.
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    wait this post wasn't your book?

    i'm sorry youre leaving but your collection much like your stache was fun to watch grow. (side topic: did you know mustache rides have not inflated in price since sep 14th 1972?)

    wishing you the best!!
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    Thanks Clint!

    Okay, here is the wrap up of today ...

    So, this was a herculean undertaking and not even a drop in the bucket. This is insanity. Here is what a "reverse mailday" looks like. Believe me ... NOT NEARLY as fun as a real mailday!



    A lot of most excellent cards were picked up, many of which were a big deal to me when I was just starting to get into it. I've gotta say, it is super fun getting some of these cards out into other people's collections!

    The heart breaker of the day is seeing this go:



    So long, my first bat barrel - you will be missed! *sniffle

    So, a few cool things that I learned about today:

    - 3 people wrote blogs about this already
    - I did a video interview with Radicards which should be going live at some point.
    - A Houston area news anchor reached out to me asking me to tell him when the book is launched because he'd like to do a story on me!

    While all day was FILLED with pulling cards, shipping, etc. and has been exhausting, I have to say - it has been truly good! I'm thankful

    On my way to the post office!

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    As a recovering drug addict I can sorta relate....although when I quit I didn't sell my leftover drugs on e-bay.......mostly just at the local playgrounds, parks and elementary schools.

    I kid, I kid of course! There's no such thing as "leftover" drugs when you're an addict


    Seriously though, I think I do understand your reasons for selling off your collection. When you're first recovering from drugs one of the first things they tell you to do is to avoid triggers (persons, places, things that remind you of using and trigger cravings). For me that included things like prescription bottles, alcoholic beverages & paraphernalia so all that had to go as soon as I got out of rehab. I suppose living in a house made of Jose Canseco cards just wasn't the best environment to be in for a recovering Canseco cardboard addict. It would have been like me moving into a crackhouse the day after leaving rehab....it just wouldn't work.
    Look, I'm gonna be honest with you. I really need a job. And I will take any position, as long as it doesn't involve having sex with old ladies for money or bear traps. Those are my two bugaboos. While mulling over my resume feel free to check out my baseball card collection, it's small and simple, kinda like me - >>>>> http://s822.photobucket.com/user/JDf...ds%20n%20stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    As a recovering drug addict I can sorta relate....although when I quit I didn't sell my leftover drugs on e-bay.......mostly just at the local playgrounds, parks and elementary schools.

    I kid, I kid of course! There's no such thing as "leftover" drugs when you're an addict


    Seriously though, I think I do understand your reasons for selling off your collection. When you're first recovering from drugs one of the first things they tell you to do is to avoid triggers (persons, places, things that remind you of using and trigger cravings). For me that included things like prescription bottles, alcoholic beverages & paraphernalia so all that had to go as soon as I got out of rehab. I suppose living in a house made of Jose Canseco cards just wasn't the best environment to be in for a recovering Canseco cardboard addict. It would have been like me moving into a crackhouse the day after leaving rehab....it just wouldn't work.
    LOL!!!!

    So I will say this - I don't have any desire to go back to collecting Canseco again, so I'm not sure necessarily what to make of it. I could have a stack of 1/1s in front of me that I've never had before, and I wouldn't think that I'd have the urge to dive back in again. I'm not sure what all that says about this whole thing, but with that said, I DO want to sell everything sooner than later, just to close this chapter in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouschi View Post
    LOL!!!!

    So I will say this - I don't have any desire to go back to collecting Canseco again, so I'm not sure necessarily what to make of it. I could have a stack of 1/1s in front of me that I've never had before, and I wouldn't think that I'd have the urge to dive back in again. I'm not sure what all that says about this whole thing, but with that said, I DO want to sell everything sooner than later, just to close this chapter in my life.
    Gotcha, that makes sense. Probably nice to have a little extra cash in your pocket too, right? Not that it's a determining factor or anything.
    Look, I'm gonna be honest with you. I really need a job. And I will take any position, as long as it doesn't involve having sex with old ladies for money or bear traps. Those are my two bugaboos. While mulling over my resume feel free to check out my baseball card collection, it's small and simple, kinda like me - >>>>> http://s822.photobucket.com/user/JDf...ds%20n%20stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    I kid, I kid of course! There's no such thing as "leftover" drugs when you're an addict


    This man speaks the truth!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    Gotcha, that makes sense. Probably nice to have a little extra cash in your pocket too, right? Not that it's a determining factor or anything.
    I'll admit, it is fun to see more money come into my account! It is a completely 180 from if I decided to pickup the other super collection. My mindset is completely different now.
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 - Questions about this? PM ME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    I didn't sell my leftover drugs on e-bay.......mostly just at the local playgrounds, parks and elementary schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnryno View Post
    Guess who's back, back again
    Ryno's back, tell a friend
    Look, I'm gonna be honest with you. I really need a job. And I will take any position, as long as it doesn't involve having sex with old ladies for money or bear traps. Those are my two bugaboos. While mulling over my resume feel free to check out my baseball card collection, it's small and simple, kinda like me - >>>>> http://s822.photobucket.com/user/JDf...ds%20n%20stuff


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    The dynamic duo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    I kid, I kid of course! There's no such thing as "leftover" drugs when you're an addict
    you've never taken remron and xanax together before.. if you wake up first you get the remaining drugs and your friends drugs.. and a slightly pissed on couch
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    Quote Originally Posted by notjomommasclint View Post
    you've never taken remron and xanax together before.. if you wake up first you get the remaining drugs and your friends drugs.. and a slightly pissed on couch
    I have one question for you...........how much for the slightly soiled couch?
    Look, I'm gonna be honest with you. I really need a job. And I will take any position, as long as it doesn't involve having sex with old ladies for money or bear traps. Those are my two bugaboos. While mulling over my resume feel free to check out my baseball card collection, it's small and simple, kinda like me - >>>>> http://s822.photobucket.com/user/JDf...ds%20n%20stuff


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    My remark above about your newest acquisition was in recognition of all the extra time youíve gained. I hope you get pure enjoyment out of your latest move in your life! I have a player collection myself that I enjoyed putting together and still do! My wife collects shoes and I collect Ironman cards. I recently added several cards from Rob who is buying a house! The thrill is still alive and well for me, but I imagine there will come a day when it isnít. My kids can decide what they want to do with it after Iím gone. It really has been a wonderful stress reliever in my life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    I have one question for you...........how much for the slightly soiled couch?
    if you wake up first its yours too..
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